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What is Damanhur: A laboratory for the future of humankind. Nestled in the alpine foothills north of Piedmont, Italy, between Turin and Aosta, is a truly magical place on earth called Damanhur.

What is Damanhur: A laboratory for the future of humankind

In a 15-kilometer area surrounding the lush, green valley of Valchiusella lives a very active, multilingual community of 600 people. Damanhur is a resilient Federation with its own Constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. Its citizens are open to sharing their knowledge and research with other groups and cultures of the world, with anyone who is interested in exploring these themes. Damanhur holds events at numerous centers, organizations and points of outreach in many cities around the world, and also hosts thousands of visitors each year who participate in tours, seminars, retreats and courses through Damanhur University. When it was founded. Group Psychology.

Collective Intelligence. Collaborative Decision-Making. Vi byter namn och hemsida till Direktdemokratern. How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too) Collaborative Decision-Making. Underskriftindsamling på nettet - Social Voting Systems. Direct Democracy, 2.0. Angelika Warmuth/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Members of the Pirate Party attended a conference in Neumünster, Germany, last month.

Direct Democracy, 2.0

I FIRST took real notice of the Pirates last summer during the campaign for city elections in Berlin. German electioneering is quaint, even faintly musty by American standards. Political advertising mostly takes the form of full-color head shots of the candidates hung on light posts and telephone poles with interchangeable slogans about working for a brighter future. “Why am I hanging here anyway?” When the Pirates captured a surprising 9 percent of the vote, I ventured out to their election-night party at a scruffy club in the traditional counterculture neighborhood of Kreuzberg. Though the Pirates are mostly known as a one-issue party advocating Internet freedom, Mr.

The Pirate Party was founded in Sweden by the former software entrepreneur Rick Falkvinge on Jan. 1, 2006, to reform copyright and patent law and to strengthen online privacy. Direct Parliamentarism. In terms of Direct Parliamentarism we work on a concept that links advantages of the parlamentary system to the capabilities of direct democracy.

Direct Parliamentarism

Thereby, we put special emphasis on the applicability of the concept of Direct Parliamentarism to all areas of society in which people want to develop solutions in a discursive process according to democratic standards. This applies to parties, associations, parliaments, as well as other organisations. Discourse In Direct Parliamentarism discourse is considered as one of the key conditions for legitimate decions. The organisation of free and open discourses for large groups of participants is the greatest challenge of Direct Parliamentarism and at the same time reveals the central deficiency of established direct democratic and representative systems. Ideas Although Direct Parliamentarism enables a dynamic delegation according to the concept of delegated voting (proxy voting) ideas rather than people are being focused on. Online Voting in U.S., Despite Risks, Should Be Developed. Timothy A.

Online Voting in U.S., Despite Risks, Should Be Developed

Clary/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPeople waiting to vote in Boston. Last Tuesday, millions of Americans stood in long lines to cast their votes. While they waited, sometimes for several hours, many used their smartphones to pass the time. Some read articles about the election. Others updated their Twitter or Instagram feeds with pictures of the lines at the polls. Once in the voting booth, they slipped their phones into their pockets and purses and, in many cases, picked up a pen and a piece of paper to cast their ballot. So at a time when we can see video shot by a robot on Mars, when there are cars that can drive themselves, and when we can deposit checks on our smartphones without going to a bank, why do most people still have to go to a polling place to vote?

That’s because, security experts say, letting people vote through their phones or computers could have disastrous consequences. Ms. “It’s a national security issue,” Ms. Ronald L. Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government. Participatory politics: Processing power. From Italy to Iceland: The Promise of Digital Direct Democracy. The use of the Internet as a means of spreading political ideas and organizing social movements has sent shockwaves throughout the political establishment over the last few years.

From Italy to Iceland: The Promise of Digital Direct Democracy

And as political and economic elites scramble to seize total control over what is currently a free, transparent and equal online environment, citizen activists and other individuals are paving the way for a new type of political mobilization never yet seen. Their tactics include direct democracy and a complete disregard for current political parties. The movement that has perhaps best embodied this trend is “Il movimento cinque stelle,” or the Five Star Movement in Italy. Beppe Grillo, the leader and main spokesman of M5S, has built the movement's status and influence chiefly through one medium: the Internet. What began as a blog for his political ranting evolved into a formidable political movement. Around 2009, the movement began to take root.